Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Cleanser

 Recently I had received a bottle of Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration cleanser to review via BzzAgent along with their night cream. Burt’s Bees is an incredible company that started in Maine in 1984 selling candles made from beeswax. By 1991, they had expanded to include natural soaps, perfumes and lip balm!. Since then the company has continued to expand but continues to stay true to its original vision of creating natural and earth friendly products. Over half of their 150+ products are all natural! All products contain natural colours and are phthalate-free. The packaging of the products is made from all recycled products. You can find out more about their natural products here: https://www.burtsbees.ca/c/our-values/well-being/the-natural-standard.html

Burt’s Bees Intense hydration line is 99% natural and one of the ingredients is Clary Sage. A plant that is found in the Northern Mediterranean, North Africa and Central Asia. The plant has been used for a lengthy time in medicinal herb and as an essential oil. Clary Sage is excellent for helping to retain moisture.

The cleanser has a mild smell and has a thicker texture (my husband confused it for lotion!). I have been using it daily for the past two weeks and it is quite effective at removing makeup and oil. It also did not leave my skin with a tight feeling after washing and pat drying my face.
The product has been dermatology tested and worked well on my eczema prone skin. The product sells for roughly $12.99 and is sold nation wide at Walmart and Shopper’s Drug Mart.
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Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration

I recently was sent a package through BzzAgent to try out and review Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration night cream. I was really anticipating receiving this package as I have heard such positive feedback from co-workers with regards to their creams but have never tried them myself.
I suffer from highly sensitive and eczema prone skin so I am very careful about what I put on my skin and put a lot of research into purchasing and trying out new products (I have had quite a few negative experiences in the past with huge red blotchy skin patches!!).
I was happy to learn that the night cream is 99% natural, dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic. One of the main ingredients is derived from the plant Clary Sage. Clary sage is native to the Northern Mediterranean and some parts of Northern Africa and Central Asia. Clary sage has a long history of being used in medicine.
The night cream works to replenish moisture lost during the day while you sleep. It also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
When I first tried out the product I did not realize that it would be so thick so I ended up putting on much more than what was needed. I loved the fact that it was non greasy so it absorbed quickly and did not leave my skin shiny. My husband actually commented and asked why I was wearing make up to bed as he thought I put on foundation! Made me feel good that’s for sure!.
Every morning when I woke up I loved how soft my skin felt in the morning (truth be told I could not stop rubbing my cheeks with my hands!!).
The product runs around $29.99 and is sold at Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart nationwide. While the price may seem high it is completely worth it. The amount that is needed daily is actually quite small so the product lasts longer than other products that are cheaper but you need to use more to get the same desired effects.
I would 100% recommend this product to anyone out that suffers from chronically dry skin and perfect for individuals that suffer with sensitive skin. That said, I still do have some trouble with my skin so my friend recently recommended me to visit the best dermatologist she knew to try and sort my skin out for good.
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Making Mister Beer Bottle Brew Pilsner

We love trying out new products in our home and even more so when we get to create something in the process.
My mother’s co-worker has been making his own beer for quite a while and swears by this bottled brand, Mister Beer Pilsner. She bought us a couple of bottles to try out.

 
It was actually quite easy to make. The bottle is non-alcoholic at purchase and comes with two vials (yeast and a special hop recipe) and a pressure cap. 
We unscrewed the original cap, put the two vials in and let it settle. We then placed the pressure cap on tightly. It has to be stored for ten to fourteen days upright at room temperature.
It was quite a neat and different experiment. Interested to see how it turns out!
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2013 Goal Setting

I love celebrating the New Year and one of the best parts about going into the New Year is reflecting on the past year and creating goals for the next year.
My life has changed so much in the past year and I want to keep the positivity rolling!. My goals this year are focusing on the areas of: family, work, finances and health (pretty big areas eh!!).
I am still working out all the minor details but can not wait to share them! What is your biggest area of focus for goal setting for this year?
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New Pampers GTG – 10 points!

Pampers has released a new 10 point GTG code on their Facebook page to celebrate the New Year!. It is valid until 11:59pm CT on January 6th.
Code:
FBBWJRQYEANY201

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